Dual wielding

Video game concept

Player can wield two related weapons simultaneously, such as two handguns, two scimitars, and so on.

229
games
32
platforms

Alternate name: Guns akimbo

The first video game about Dual wielding was released in 1990.

THQ, Ubisoft and Bethesda Softworks has published most of these games

Related:
* Ambidextrous
* Asymmetric dual wielding

Contrast:
* Two-handed melee weapons - wielding a single weapon with two hands
For both melee and ranged weapons. In case you get to mix melee and ranged weapons and similarly unrelated weapons, use asymmetric dual wielding instead.

Also for the unlikely cases where the character has more than two hands that it uses for wielding weapons.

Usually the weapons or tools are "activated" simultaneously or otherwise from same action button. Swinging two swords or firing two guns at the same time or in quick succession.

Related group

Tools
Mêlée weapons

compare with these groups

Platforms

Windows 75
Linux 52
X360 14
Mac OS X 13
PS2 12
PS3 12
Xbox 8
MS-DOS 5
Pandora 3
GameCube 3
BeOS 2
Amiga AGA 2
PS4 2
BSD 2
Nintendo DS 2
Wii 2
Mac OS Classic 2
PSP 2
N64 2
Android 2
Mega-CD 1
NEC PC9801 1
Xbox One 1
PS 1
Switch 1
SNES 1
NES 1
Mega Drive 1
Lynx 1
Amiga 1

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